Events large and small from 25/07/13 to 31/07/13.


SQUARE PICTURE SHOW: North Devon Arts summer exhibition, Broomhill Arts Hotel, runs until Aug 24, call 01271 850262 to confirm opening times.

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

ENDLESS SUMMER: Charity screening of Bruce Brown's 1964 surf film, Croyde Village Hall, 7.30pm, advance tickets only, from The Museum of British Surfing or Tiki Surf Shop, Braunton, info 01271 815155.

PATRONAL FESTIVAL: Swimbridge Parish Church, 6.30pm, light refreshments, all welcome.

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808.

BEGINNERS' LINE DANCING: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 6.45-7.45pm, £3, all welcome.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163.

TAP DANCING: Steps Ahead, Abbotsham Village Hall, 7-8pm, info 07906 930955.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies' clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

BALLROOM: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, info 01271 860145.

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.

THE BEACON: Tea/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 11.30am-12.30pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email for more information.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit - 10am-2pm outside Lynton Town Hall.

DISH OF THE DAY: Happy Café, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2pm, £3, no booking required.

OUTDOOR CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho green 7.30pm, weather permitting, info 01237 475653 or visit

ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911.


BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for school and pre-school funds plus local good causes, all welcome.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

LUNDY ART GROUP: St Mary's Church Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423884.

PILTON CINEMA: Short Local Films evening, at the church hall, 7.45pm, £3, couples £5, info

JAZZ CONCERT: With the Alan Lewis All Stars, Holy Trinity Church, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho, 7pm, retiring collection for ND MS Society & new heating fund, tea & biscuits in hall after, all welcome.

COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea and coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 1pm, three courses for £5, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café usual opening times Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes. Takeaway available.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, £4, info 01271 268094.

BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.

ATLANTIC JIVE FREESTYLE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8.30pm to midnight, £5 at door, info 07592 766871.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all ages/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632.

TAI CHI: Classes, Instow Parish Hall, weekly 6.30-7.30pm, info 01271 867236.

KATYA GORRIE & FRIENDS: Gyspy swing, accordion and acoustic, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, 7.30pm, Buckland Brewer & Little Torrington's Annual Hall event, tickets from 01237 451314 or 01805 625194.


DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY SHOW: With Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh Flower Show, at Shebbear Village Hall and school, opened 2.15pm by Sarah Chesters of RHS Rosemoor, with family dog show, car boot sale, classic motorcycle display, beer tent, children's fancy dress, teas, sideshows & clay pigeon shoot (4pm). More info 01409 281426.

TORRINGTON VICARAGE FETE: Plus barbecue, Vicarage Gardens, open 12.30pm by Torrington Mayor and the May Queen, stalls, refreshments, free children's games and more.

BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY: Exhibition, Witheridge Village Hall, with North Devon Archaeological Society. 11am-3pm, artefacts and photographs from NDAS project at West Yeo Farm 2009-1212. From 3.30pm cream teas and a walk at West Yeo Farm (about a mile from village on S Molton road). More info 01769 572963.

SUMMER FETE & DOG SHOW: Black Torrington playing fields, dog show start 1.30pm, fete opens 2pm.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Exhibition, Lee Memorial Hall at lee, near Ilfracombe, runs until August 11, 11am-5pm daily, refreshments, ample parking, all welcome.

HARTLAND GARDEN SOCIETY: Summer Show, opens 2pm at the playing field, with music by Hartland Town Band, prior to the sports programme, plus stalls, displays of vegetables, flowers, floral art, crafts, needlework, children's categories etc, bouncy castle, refreshments, all welcome, info 01237 441808.

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

BIDEFORD QUAY FARMERS' MARKET: 9am-2pm on the riverside, wide variety of local produce, call 01237 428743 to book pitch or visit

TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805.

STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Golden Lion Inn, Barnstaple, every Sat from 12.30-2.30pm to teach street dancing to age eight-plus. First session free.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, adm £1, info 07878 034683/07802 176993.

GARAGE SALE: Link House, Nelson Road, Westward Ho, 10am.

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30am, info 01392 876619.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

CONCERT BAND: Ilfracombe Bandstand, seafront, with Harrow Young Musicians, 3pm.

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm.

HORSE RACING: A night of Video Horse Racing at Reds Rowing Club, the Quay, Bideford, 7.30pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm.

PETROVIAN ORCHESTRA CONCERT: St Peter's Church, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, 7.30pm, a range of light classical music, refreshments, 2.30pm, adm £6 programme at door, under 18s free.


BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary's Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: With Kentisbury WI, at Blackmoor Gate market field, buyers 11am, sellers 10.30am (£5), info 01271 882487.

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey's Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.

INSTOW VINTAGE FAIR: Textiles, furniture, clothing, jewellery & homeware, the Parish Hall 10am-4pm, £1 adm, raising funds for ND Hospice. Visit

ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Cedars Inn, Bickington Road, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, donations taken for RNLI.

TWO CONCERTS: With Byron Jones & Dirkjan Ranzijin, Bideford College, Abbotsham Road, hosted by Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, at 3.30 and 7.30pm, adm £10 members, £12 visitors, full Devon Tea included between concerts.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Old Bowling Green, 8am-1pm, parking, toilets & refreshments, £5 per pitch, info 07840 105355, every Sunday until September 29.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, info 07878 034683.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Brendon Village Hall CP 10.30am, Malmsmead Hill-Tippacott Ridge, six miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or

CREAM TEAS: Weare Giffard Village Hall, every Sunday until Sept 1, 2.30-5.30pm.

CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Barnstaple Tesco, Rose Lane, Whiddon Valley, sellers 9am, buyers 10am-2pm. Cras £5, with trailer £7.50, vans £10. All proceeds to Diabetes UK, info 01271 308703.

PETROVIAN ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Marwood Church, a range of light classical music, for Children's Hospice SW, refreshments, 2.30pm, adm £6 programme at door, under 18s free.


BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin's Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.

TABLE TOP SALE: Doves Christian Centre, grounds of St Peter's Church, Barnstaple, weekly, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Barnstaple AAC, all welcome.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Weekly rehearsal, Appledore Primary School 7.15-9pm, new members welcome, more info Jenny Cawsey 01237 424982.

BEFRIENDERS: Drop-in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12pm, info 07818 650566.

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

STRIDERS WALK: Meet South Molton Square 10.30am for short walk, info 01769 573453.

BEFRIENDERS: Coffee morning for over 65s, Ilfracombe Christian Fellowship Church, High Street, 10.30am-12noon, every Monday.


FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.

BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm.

FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Weekly reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 2-3.30pm, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required! No need to book, just drop in, all welcome.

BIDEFORD OAPS: Number 1 branch, Lavington Church Hall, 2.15pm, all over 60 welcome to meet, chat and enjoy entertainment.

COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm.

COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends and chat, activities and facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Copps Close common room. 10.30am-12.30pm, has your speech been affected by a stroke? Small, friendly group which meets to chat. Info 07713 629774.

ON THE CARDS: Have Fun, Learn Bridge, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 3-5pm, more info Carol on 01271 343394.

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop-in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Inc modern sequence, qualified teacher, Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A new group which meets at the Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, to socialise, host speakers, craft and fund raise, on the last Tuesday each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Linda on 01237 429683 or Ruth 07977 184897 for information.

KNIT & NATTER: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, informal and friendly group with knitters and crocheters of all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 5.15-7.30pm.

TARKA TRAIL WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10am for 10.05 bus, tea at Fremington Quay, info 01769 573453.

SALSA DANCING: St Peter's Church Hall, Fremington, weekly, 7.30pm, info 01271 860145.

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm.

PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Anne's Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.

TAI CHI: Drop in lesson for beginners, Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe, 3-4pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email for more information.

VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, every Tuesday, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, eyes down at 7.30pm. All proceeds to North Devon Hospice.

BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.


CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, for the Chemo Appeal, 7.15pm.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 8.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet East Titchberry Farm NT CP 10.30am, Exmansworthy-Hartland Point, six miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

TARKA HEALING GROUP: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, 2.45-4.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, info

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, no partner needed, info 07592 766871.

MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Morris at Stowford Meadows, Berry Down, 7.30pm, Pack O' Cards, Combe Martin 8.45pm.